We here at Hoptron Brewtique were honored to have one of our favorite breweries, Other Half Brewing Co. down for a special Saturday afternoon “We Own the Flight” event and it was a killer! We were pouring 8 of their selections, including the Evil Twin Brett IPA collab, Beat It, Nerd and the ever popular triple IPA All Green Everything, both of which kicked before the event ended.
A little background: Other Half Brewing Co was started by Sam Richardson and Matt Monahan in January, 2014. Sam had 12 years professional brewing experience, first from the West Coast and then moving to New York City and working at Greenpoint Beer Works, where he met Matt Monahan in 2010. The two hit it off and soon were making plans to open up a brewery in Brooklyn. They love funky beers, and most especially sours, and have plans for making a ton of really crazy, really interesting barreled beer; but IPAs are what they are getting the most buzz for, and they make totally amazing IPAs – big, juicy, fragrant, lovely IPAs, in all different manners. Who knew we could have 5 different IPAs for our event and each one of the stand on their own?
We started having Other Half at our place pretty soon after they opened, taking the Prius out to the City and picking up Green Diamonds, All Green, Cool Summer, Bro and we have really fallen in love with the brewers, the beer and the space – if you haven’t gone to their tasting room in Carroll Gardens, you need to go. It’s awesome. And as long as they keep making beer, and the Prius keeps chugging along, we will keep heading out, getting great beer and letting everyone out here drinking some of the most sick beers being made, not only here in NY, but along the East Coast.